Tornadoes are nothing new, but seeing what goes on inside of one is another story. These brave stormchasers give us a firsthand look at the heart of nature’s beasts. For those who don’t already know, a tornado is a “violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud or, in rare cases, the base of a cumulus cloud.” Continue reading to see them all.

1. Aurora Tornado

2. Wyoming Tornado

3. Kirksville Tornado

4. Ellis Co Tornado

5. Throat of Tornado